Frequently Asked Questions

I would like to contact one of the artists who have illustrated Tolkien's books (Alan Lee, Ted Nasmith, John Howe). How do I do this?

HarperCollins offers a forwarding service to all its authors. We will send your enquiry on although unfortunately we can't guarantee a reply.

I would like my artwork to be considered for publication - how can I do this?

Opportunities for publication are limited due to our existing long term relationships with a number of artists. However we can consider new artwork. It is best to send samples of your work to Dominic Kingston at

HarperCollins Publishers
77 - 85 Fulham Palace Road
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How many languages have The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings been translated into?

To our knowledge The Hobbit and/or The Lord of the Rings have been translated into thirty-eight different languages. Please let us know if you find any more!

Basque, Breton, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese - Simple, Chinese - Complex, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Marathi, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (European), Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

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Contact Us

Many questions you wish to ask may already be answered in the FAQ section. Otherwise please contact us with queries or comment at the address below:


Editor for JRR Tolkien
Harper Collins Publishers
77-85 Fulham Palace Road,
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